Reminder: Kenny Chesney tickets go onsale this week
We already know this is going to be the biggest Tampa Bay concert of 2011. If you're a country fan, you probably know it too.
Which is why you should also know this: When tickets go onsale at 10 a.m. Saturday for Kenny Chesney's blockbuster Raymond James Stadium concert on March 19, you should get them ASAP. Like, no later than 10:01 a.m.
Tickets to shows on this tour have been selling like wildfire. According to CNN, tickets to Chesney's upcoming concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., sold out in eight minutes. And that's in Taxachusetts! Yankee country!
Tickets to the Tampa show, which also features Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker, are priced at $25, $69.50, $99.50, $125 and $250. Do yourself a favor: BOOKMARK THIS PAGE. Have a friend bookmark it, too. Call your nearest Ticketmaster outlet, just to be safe.
The last time Chesney played RayJay, in 2006, the show didn't sell out. But after a light touring schedule in 2010, fans are hungry for some Kenny. And as we all know, the last major concert at RayJay -- U2 in 2009 -- delivered a crowd of more than 70,000, the largest in the venue's history.
If you try to get your tickets 10 minutes too late, and the only seats left are outside on Himes Avenue, don't say we didn't warn you.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Melissa Lyttle, tbt*